Learn about parallel and series circuits, motors, electromagnets and solar power with this introductory kit. Using the scientific method, kids can do seven electricity projects, including building circuits, charging a battery with a solar cell, and more. Kit includes materials for the experiments plus a study guide. Ages 10 & up.
Want to use this kit for a science fair project? See our experiment ideas below to get you started.
Electricity Investigation Kit contents:
Battery holder, for D cell
Battery, D-size, 2/pack
Bolt, 1/4" by 3"
Bulb, screw base, 3.8-volt
Diode, 1 amp (blocking)
Electricity Kit Instructions
Motor, electric, DC, 0.5-6 volt
Resistors, 5 watt, 1 and 6.8 ohms
Solar cell, 1 volt, 500 ma
Switch, knife type, SPST
Wire, insulated copper, #24
Science Fair Project Ideas:
Can you use a solar cell to charge a battery? Test out your ideas, and record the results.
What happens when you add a resistor to a simple circuit? What about a parallel or series circuit?